Friday, April 21, 2006

job offer...

apparently my interview yesterday didn't go that badly. they told me yesterday that they wouldn't be calling until at least april 28 because that's what the deadline for application was; however, the principal called me today and told me that he and the teacher who sat in on the interview called the superintendent immediately and told him that they didn't need to do anymore interviews...they want me. i asked him if i could have until tuesday to decide.
i'm beyond excited to have a job offer, but i don't know what to do. it's a nice school...smaller than the one i'm at now. but i had an interview today (they said they'd call with their choice this weekend), and there's another school in the area i'd really like to work at (the one whose principal i called yesterday.

i think my plan is to see what the school i interviewed at today says, call the school i'd like to work at on monday and see if i can set up an interview, let the principal of the school i'm at now know that i've got a job offer and then make my decision from there.
i go from spazzing because i don't have a job to spazzing because i've got an offer. gah!!


EdWonk said...

Great news! How's the "school culture?" Have you been able to discuss this with other teachers?

the anonymous teacher said...

i'm actually replacing the daughter of a teacher at my current school. every person i talk to who has some sort of link to the potential school has only nice things to say about it. they say the kids are great, and the other teachers are amazing to work with, like a small family. so, i have heard about the school.
as for discussing the contract offer with other teachers, right now i'm waiting for my mentor to call me back. i need some help with this one.

M said...

ooooo congrats! :)

the thing about small schools is that you can get a lot of experience very quickly because they need everybody on board to take on the different roles, not just the seniors. This could be a good thing for your resume.

shortone said...

Awesome! Congrats! Keep us posted! :-)

the reflective teacher said...

Congrats! That's awesome.

I'd say, Do what you're doing. Keep in touch with people. If you want to do interviews elsewhere, let those people know you've been offered a job.

I had a similar situation when I applied, and by making a few phone calls I found out very quickly where the hiring process and my credentials would get me to work.